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Lifestyle Newborn Model Call!

This model call is for you if:

You're due in February or March, 2021 and live in Lincoln, NE


You want to newborn photos that capture real life moments with your new squish

You have the world's cutest baby (biased opinions welcome)

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What is Lifestyle Newborn Photography?

What it is

A session that takes place in your home.

Prompted/guided rather than posed

Photos that reveal genuine connection with a focus on telling your story

What it is not

Taken in a studio

Staged or posed

Focused on getting the

"perfect" portrait




If we've never met...

I'm Leslie!  I'm obsessed with real life, genuine emotion and all things motherhood

I'm just a mom and artist who loves the crazy, messy and emotional journey of motherhood.  I am obsessed with the real moments that make this wild ride so perfectly imperfect.  

When my babies were born, I made sure to document them. We did the portraits in the studio.  They were lovely.  But they were - for lack of a better term - fake.  They were us, sure.  The way we looked during that time.  But they weren't us.

I remember just staring at my babies in those early days - completely in awe of them.  I wish I had THAT to look back on.  

While I can certainly appreciate a perfectly posed and propped photo (I have many photo friends who do gorgeous work), I would much rather capture you in your element. 


I want to see those in-between moments when you're gazing at the wonder of your new squish (while you think no one is looking).  I want to capture the little details, like how small your baby was in daddy's hands or on your chest for a snooze.  I want to document the look between you and your partner as you wonder what the heck you've gotten yourselves into (while also watching your love grow). 





If you're anything like me, you want more than the superficial...

Leslie was absolutely incredible.  I am so grateful for the memories she gave us with her talented work

- Chelsea, Lincoln NE

I'm looking for 5 families to feature in my lifestyle newborn portfolio

As a model, here's what you'll get:

1-2 hour lifestyle newborn session in your home

A slideshow of your gallery set to music


20 digital images with print release

Your images featured in my portfolio and on my website/social media

40% off your session!

Model Price $180

Regularly $300

How it works:

1.  Submit the application below by February 9, 2021

(Applications will be open until 11:59 pm on February 9, 2021)

2. Follow me on Facebook and Instagram

3.  Share with any friends or family who might be interested

4. Check your email on February 10 to see if you've been chosen

5. I will be in touch to schedule and help you prepare for your session

(We will schedule your session within the first 3 weeks of baby's birth)


Apply here!

There are only 5 spots available at this discounted price.  Once they're filled, the price will increase!

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Lincoln, NE birth photographer and doula serving southeast Nebraska

Leslie Castleberry

Tel: 402-217-1495

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